Crochet Crocodile Stitch Booties (Newborn -12 Month old) with Videos

Crochet Crocodile Stitch Booties (Newborn -12 Month old)

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My Crochet You Tube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/user/amray767
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How to Crochet a Crocodile Bootie Part I
Part II
Part III
This is for the Newborn-12 Month old sizes) all other sizes are down below. Adult Size you can find here: http://crochetjewel.com/?p=13599
Sizes 5-8 years Old Found here: http://crochetjewel.com/?p=13933

Supplies:

G, H, and I hook

Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn

yarn needle

Abbreviations:
ch=chain
sl st=slip stitch
sc=single crochet
hdc=half double crochet
ch=chain
fphdc= front post half double crochet
Start: (G hook=Newborn, H hook= 3-6 Months, I hook= 6-12 Months)
Toe: Chain 2, work 6 hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook. sl st on top of the chain 2 -6 hdc
Rnd 2: Ch 1, *Work 2 hdc in each hdc around, *Repeat around, sl st in beginning hdc -12 hdc
Rnd 3: Ch 1, *2hdc in the next hdc, hdc in the next hdc, *Repeat around, sl st -18 hdc
Rnd 4-6.: Hdc in each hdc around, (work in continual rounds without a slip stitch, use a marker)*Repeat this around for (3 Rounds for Newborn, 4 Rounds for 3-6 Months, 4 Rounds for 6-12 Months)
Rnd 7-12: Turn, *Chain 1, hdc around to the previous last hdc, Turn *Repeat for a total of (6 Rows for Newborn, 7 Rows for 3-6 Months, 7 Rows for 6-12 Months)
Now Take the ends and slip stitch the ends together to complete the heel, Now turn inside out so the seam won’t shoe. fasten off and weave in the ends.
Now For the Crocodile Stitch Part: Use the hook size according to the size, G,H, or I
With your yarn Attach the yarn in the middle of the top part of heel.
Single crochet around the opening of the bootie once. sl st. -20 sc, Make you end with 20 sc around.
v-stitch= (hdc, ch 1, hdc)
Rnd 1: Ch 3, hdc in same stitch,* skip a sc, v-st in next ch, rep from * around, join with sl st on top of first hdc. – 10 v-stitches
Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as a hdc), working from top to bottom around post of first hdc of first V-st, work 3 fphdc, turn work so v-st is sideways, ch 1, working from bottom to top around post of second hdc of v-st, work 4 fphdc , * skip next v st, working from top to bottom work 4 fphdc around post of first hdc of next v st, ch 1, turn work so v-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second hdc of v st, work 4 fphdc, rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first hdc.- -5 crocodile stitches in total.

Rnd 3: Ch 3, hdc in same st, insert hook in space in the center of the crocodile stitch and complete a v- st, *v-st in next ch 1 sp,  insert hook in the space  in the center of the crocodile stitch and complete a v-st, repeat from * to * around;  join with sl st in top of first hdcRnd 4: Repeat rnd 2 into alternate v-stRnd 5: Repeat rnd 3Rnd 6: Repeat rnd 2 into alternate v-st

Fasten off and Weave in the ends.


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87 thoughts on “Crochet Crocodile Stitch Booties (Newborn -12 Month old) with Videos

  1. Heidi Higginbotham says:

    Thanks so much! I have watched other video tutorials for this stitch but you are the one who succeeded in getting me to understand it. I made one bootie just to learn this stitch and am so thrilled. Now I can make an adult pair for a friend with cancer then, of course, a pair for me! Thank you, thank you, thank you!

  2. shan says:

    All I can say is thank you!! I’ve been looking for a good way to make these for awhile now, and I don’t know why I didn’t come back to your page to find it! I use your basic hat pattern for every hat I make just about, so I should’ve checked here first. Thank YOU!!!

  3. amray2007 says:

    Sparkle White Red heart yarn, in the picture, I used Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn, Found at Walmart.

  4. Teri says:

    On the adult directions in the beginning you go from round one 7 st to 10 st but you don’t state weather to put in like a chain 1 or 2 to start new round. mines pulling just wondering if it’s supposed to do that.

    Thank you so much for the patterns they are so easy to follow. I am more of a knitter, easier to read the patterns. But on these they have been great.

  5. Beverly T. says:

    I love this crocodile pattern and I’m getting ready to make a pair in infant size for a great niece due in April. My question is….do you also have a different version? I have seen so many and there is another version of the foot that I like also, it seems to be crocheted in straight rows instead of rounds like this one. I can’t find the pattern.
    Thanks for your help.

  6. shan says:

    2 more quick questions-
    1- can you use 2 strands of medium “4” weight yarn together for the adult size?
    2- why the switch to the L hook for the adult crocodile stitch part?

  7. Kelcey says:

    I wanted to make sure that if i wanted i would be able to sell my completed booties. I would not be selling your pattern, just the booties

  8. Dorothy Atkinson says:

    First of all thank you for your excellent tutorial. I finally got it right. Yours is the first video that I understand. I am thrilled with my first bootie. I was just going to keep it as a sampler but it is so pretty I am going to make the second one.

    In your written instructions I think there is a typeO?
    “Toe: Chain 2, work 6sc in the 2nd chain from the hook.”
    Shouldn’t it read 6hdc in the 2nd chain from hook?
    No one else has mentioned it which makes me wonder if I am missing something.
    Your video says 6hdc so I went with that. Some people don’t watch the videos because they learn better with the written word. Is it possible to correct this?
    Thank you Dorothy Atkinson. dj_atkinson@sympatico.ca

  9. Dorothy Atkinson says:

    I guess I’m being picky but plse fx end of toe line to read 6hdc and Round one end of line from 12 sc to 12 hdc. Thank you could be confusing to some.

  10. Christine says:

    You are an incredible teacher. Your video’s are crystal clear and your verbal instructions are so clear and easy to understand. Thank you so much for this video as well as all the others i have followed.
    Christine…:)

  11. Silvana Cabrera says:

    Hello
    I am from Chile and I want to thanks you for the way you teach is very easy to learn.
    I did the booties for 3-6 months and it stay great.Now I want to make one for 18 to 24, 24 to 36 and 36 to 48 months and I don’t know How to do it,what hook to use ?how many rows?pliss can you helppppp me?
    thanks
    silvana

  12. Stepfanie W says:

    Hi. I am absolutely new to crocheting, but I want to learn how to make these booties for myself. When you said it takes one skein of yarn for the adult booties, does a skein mean a huge ball of yarn or the smaller size? Thanks :)

  13. amray2007 says:

    well when you buy a skein of yarn, it usually means the whole thing of yarn. but it can really vary. Im not that good at posting how much yarn I use.

  14. amray2007 says:

    at the bottom, Adult Women Size

    Supplies:

    N hook
    Bernat Chunky yarn or any type of soft chunky thick yarn
    yarn needle

    I made these slippers for myself. I wear about 8 1/2 size shoe. You will need to use measuring tape to help you with this pattern and the women’s foot available if the shoe size is a different size.

    Abbreviations:
    ch=chain
    sl st=slip stitch
    sc=single crochet
    hdc=half double crochet
    ch=chain

    Start:
    Toe: Chain 2, work 7 hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook. sl st -7 hdc
    Rnd 2: *Work 2 hdc in the next hdc, hdc in the next, *Repeat around, sl st -10 hdc
    Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in the next hdc, hdc in the 2 next, *Repeat around, sl st -13 hdc

    Rnd 4: *Work 2 hdc in the next sc, hdc in the 3 next, *Repeat around, sl st -16 hdc

    Rnd 5-cont.: Hdc in each hdc around, (work in continual rounds without a slip stitch, use a marker)*Repeat this round until the toe Reaches 5.5 inches long From Round 1 of the toe to the end of the toe, that is about 10 rounds. (Now if your Foot is smaller then a size 8.5, then you will crochet up to the about a 1/2 inch away from your ankle and stop until the next rows below.

    toe

    Next Rows: This is the opening of the Slipper where the foot goes in: Now Chain 1, and Turn, *hdc in each hdc around until you reach the marker from the last round, Chain 1 and Turn, *Repeat this until your slipper reaches 10.5 inches long or about 4.5 inches from the end of the last round of the toe to end of the heel, or if your foot is a different shoe size, crochet until you can close the last rows together and it fits comfortably without the slipper coming lose when you walk.

    Once your slipper reaches the length to fit a women, then take the ends of the last round, and slip stitch across to close it for the heel. Then at the end, I turn it inside out, so the heel seem won’t show. . Now fasten off and weave in the ends.

    slipper

    N hook for this Crocodile Stitch part.

    Now For the Crocodile Stitch Part:
    With your yarn Attach the yarn in the middle of the top part of heel.
    Single crochet around the opening of the bootie once. sl st. -20 sc, Make you end with 20 sc around.

    v-stitch= (hdc, ch 1, hdc)
    Rnd 1: Ch 3, hdc in same stitch,* skip 1 ch, v-st in next ch, rep from * around, join with sl st on top of first hdc. – 10 v-stitches
    Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as a hdc), working from top to bottom around post of first hdc of first V-st, work 3 fphdc, turn work so v-st is sideways, ch 1, working from bottom to top around post of second hdc of v-st, work 4 fphdc , * skip next v st, working from top to bottom work 4 fphdc around post of first hdc of next v st, ch 1, turn work so v-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second hdc of v st, work 4 fphdc, rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first hdc.- -5 crocodile stitches in total.
    Rnd 3: Ch 3, hdc in same st, insert hook in space in the center of the crocodile stitch and complete a v- st, *v-st in next ch 1 sp, insert hook in the space in the center of the crocodile stitch and complete a v-st, repeat from * to * around; join with sl st in top of first hdcRnd 4: Repeat rnd 2 into alternate v-st

    Rnd 5: Repeat rnd 3

    Rnd 6: Repeat rnd 2 into alternate v-st

    Fasten off and Weave in the ends.

  15. amray2007 says:

    Sizes 5-8 Year Old Size

    Supplies:

    K hook
    Any kind of yarn you prefer
    yarn needle

    I made this for my daughter who is 6 1/2 years old. Her foot is about 13 1/2 shoe size, and 7 inches long. This slipper should fit a child from the ages of 5- 8 years old. Just when you get to the length of the slipper, measure your child’s foot. My daughters foot measured 7 inches, so I made the slipper about 7.5 to 8 inches long to fit and before I slip stitched it closed, I put it on her foot to check if it fit.

    Abbreviations:
    ch=chain
    sl st=slip stitch
    sc=single crochet
    hdc=half double crochet
    ch=chain

    Start:
    Toe: Chain 2, work 9 hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook. sl st -9 hdc
    Rnd 2: *Work 2 hdc in the next stitch, hdc in the next, *Repeat around, sl st
    Rnd 3- cont.: Hdc in each hdc around, (work in continual rounds without a slip stitch, use a marker)*Repeat this round until the toe Reaches 3.5 inches, long, that was about 6 rounds
    Down below are more instructions

    toe

    Next Rounds: This is the opening of the Slipper where the foot goes in: Now Chain 1, and Turn, *hdc in each hdc around until you reach the marker from the last round, Chain 1 and Turn, *Repeat this until your slipper reaches 7.5-8 inches long.

    Once your slipper reaches the length to fit your child, then take the ends of the last round, and slip stitch across to close it for the heel. Then at the end, I turn it inside out, so the heel seem won’t show. Now fasten off and weave in the ends.

    slipper

    Use a J hook for the Crocodile Stitch part.

    Now For the Crocodile Stitch Part:
    With your yarn Attach the yarn in the middle of the top part of heel.
    Single crochet around the opening of the bootie once. sl st. -20 sc, Make you end with 20 sc around.

    v-stitch= (hdc, ch 1, hdc)
    Rnd 1: Ch 3, hdc in same stitch,* skip 1 ch, v-st in next ch, rep from * around, join with sl st on top of first hdc. – 10 v-stitches
    Rnd 2: Ch 2 (counts as a hdc), working from top to bottom around post of first hdc of first V-st, work 3 fphdc, turn work so v-st is sideways, ch 1, working from bottom to top around post of second hdc of v-st, work 4 fphdc , * skip next v st, working from top to bottom work 4 fphdc around post of first hdc of next v st, ch 1, turn work so v-st is sideways, working from bottom to top around post of second hdc of v st, work 4 fphdc, rep from * around; join with sl st in top of first hdc.- -5 crocodile stitches in total.
    Rnd 3: Ch 3, hdc in same st, insert hook in space in the center of the crocodile stitch and complete a v- st, *v-st in next ch 1 sp, insert hook in the space in the center of the crocodile stitch and complete a v-st, repeat from * to * around; join with sl st in top of first hdcRnd 4: Repeat rnd 2 into alternate v-st

    Rnd 5: Repeat rnd 3

    Rnd 6: Repeat rnd 2 into alternate v-st

    Fasten off and Weave in the ends.

  16. yvonne rose says:

    these r just to cute. the crochet crocodile stitch booties.i cant wait to make them for my grandbaby that will be born in feb.
    and for my mother n law that has cold feet all the time.can you send me the pattern to my e mail.please ty. if you can that is thank you alot. if you cant that ok.would realy like to make these :)

  17. Jody says:

    I absolutely LOVE your pattern! I saw these type of slippers on the net and searched all over to find a pattern for my 6 yr. old Granddaughter…and you, dear lady, have helped me more than you could know! You explained this pattern beautifully! BTW…I’m in the process of getting my blog set up, and when I do, may I please post a link back to your page? I’m still trying to figure out how all that works with those blogs…but my kids are helping me! Lol Thank you again, so very much! There will be a very happy 6 yr. old this Christmas!! LOL :-)

  18. Sue Essary says:

    THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR SHARING THE PATTERNS. IT HAS BEEN AWHILE SINCE I HAVE BEEN ABLE TO CROCHET AND THIS SITE MIGHT BE JUST THE INCENTIVE I NEED.
    I COULD MAKE TOYS TO DONATE AS REWARDS FOR A JOB WELL DONE BY CHILDREN, PURSES AND HATS FOR CANCER PATIENTS, ETC. THANK YOU FOR SHARING. GOD BLESS. SUE

  19. marlene says:

    My daughter loves these booties and has been asking me to make them. The baby booties seem pretty easy and quick to make . I have been crocheting for a long time si am just having some trouble getting the to part for the adult booties because for some reason I’m onlyvgetting 9 hdc in rnd two any ideas what I doing wrong

  20. Nyny says:

    When starting the crocodile stitching why do we have to only do 20 sc? If my opening is bigger and allows for more then 20sc how do I shorten it to only fit 20?

  21. Nora says:

    Toe: Chain 2, work 7 hdc in the 2nd chain from the hook. sl st -7 hdc
    Rnd 2: *Work 2 hdc in the next hdc, hdc in the next, *Repeat around, sl st -10 hdc
    Rnd 3: *Work 2 hdc in the next hdc, hdc in the 2 next, *Repeat around, sl st -13 hdc

    After making 7 hdc, and do Rnd 2 I wind up with 11 hdc at the end of the 2nd round. What am I doing wrong?

    Thanks

  22. Heike says:

    I just made 3 pairs of booties and love the pattern. Thank you for sharing this. I wanted to share pictures with you but don’t know how.

  23. Heike says:

    I made three pairs of booties last night and then decided they would make cute Christmas tree ornaments and crocheted them in thread… they came out super cute. I’d share but since I can’t attach a picture here, you’ll have to take my word for it… lol :) Thanks for the pattern!!

  24. amray2007 says:

    did you watch the videos, It was easier to fit that many crocodile stiches in when I created the pattern.

  25. amray2007 says:

    thanks for letting me know, I recounted and I think there was an error in the count of stitches and I made the correction.

  26. Connie Ruby says:

    Thanks so much for the videos. I have a condition that now causes me trouble processing written directions, but after reading them through, then watching, piece of cake! I had about 5 people ask me to make them some after they were posted on FaceBook, and I said I was going to make them for my granddaughters. (There are 11!) Also, thanks for such good projects and such a lovely website. Best of luck to you.
    Ruby

  27. Cheryl says:

    Hello, do you know if there is a pattern for the knitting loom or can you convert this pattern for a knitting loom? I would love to make a pair, but am just beginning so am not very good yet. :(

    Thank you,
    Cheryl

  28. Wanda Stanley says:

    Have been looking for this , too late for Christmas but there always Birthday coming up. Thanks so much.

  29. Gino S says:

    Hi, for future readers wondering about yardage requirements, I found that 1 ball of Lion Brand Tweed Stripes, which is 144 yards, was just enough to make an adult size 7.5 pair. Also they came out great and the videos were a ton of help, thanks!

  30. Cindy says:

    Am wanting to make the baby booties. In your video you state you used Sparkle Red Heart Soft yarn. I was unable to find this yarn. Can you tell me which weight it is…3, 4 or larger, or can you recommend a substitute.

  31. amray2007 says:

    I used Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn in the picture or or 4 ply Red heart love yarn is ok too.

  32. Viola says:

    I don’t have a website. What size yarn are you using. I’ve been trying to crochet the new born bootie but it comes out bigger then yours with the 4ply. Then I tried the 3ply with the sparkles in it and it’s hard to see the stitches. Maybe I need a magnifying glass? LOL! Any way, how can you help me or can you help me? I’ve been watching the video and I just can’t seem to get mine to look like yours. I don’t know what I’m doing wrong. Maybe I should crochet looser?

    Thank you so much for the video’s. It is a big help though.

    Viola F. Staatz

  33. amray2007 says:

    Well I did use Red Heart sparkle yarn in the video and then in the picture I used Red Heart Boutique Unforgettable Yarn, both I bought at Walmart. I think 4 ply or 3 ply should be fine. I dont know why its not working out for you. If it seems to big with the yarn, try a smaller hook.

  34. Eunice says:

    My sister-in-law sent me a link to your site and asked me if I could make her a pair. I have watched most of the tutorial. I can’t wait to try the adult 8 1/2 size pair. Thank you so much for making this free!

  35. Ashley says:

    Hi there. I absolutely love how much easier this pattern is as compared to a previous one i tried and well failed at.
    I do have a question though. For the adult size, I dont have the size hooks you used. Mine only go up to the K hook. Will the hooks i have be good for the adult size or do I have to get more?

  36. amray2007 says:

    I adjusted the adult size so you can use a K hook, I tried it on myself, let me know if you have any problems so I can see If I can fix it.

  37. Patrice says:

    Hi, I am a knitter at heart for the past 30 yrs but started out crocheting when I was a teenager. I have been wanting to pick it up again and give it a whirl. As someone else stated, the crocheting patterns are more difficult to read. Your video is easy to follow and gives me confidence. I may be able to make these for my new grandchild. I hope I am successful. Thanks!

  38. Darlene T. says:

    Thank you so much! I have recently retired and taught myself to crochet. I have learned so much from your website and I hope you continue to port things for those of us that enjoy crocheting as mental health!!! Thanks again1

  39. Robin Howell says:

    Thank you for this pattern and video tutorial.

    I have a question, is there a way to make the toe not be pointy? I am doing the adult size and the toes are pointy. LOL

    Also just wondering how close do you live the train? When I was watching the video, I heard the train and thought it was here at my house but realized it was on the video. LOL

  40. amray2007 says:

    I turn them inside out afterward, so its not so pointy and I crochet some of the pointy part in with some slip stitches. Yes the train is about 1/2 block from our house, we live in a sub, I wish I could time it so It wouldnt end up in the video, lol.

  41. Robin Howell says:

    Wonderful. I will try some slip stitches.

    Do you think you will ever do a video just of the crocodile stitches for the adult boot? It would be much easier to follow if the stitches were of the larger version. But if you don’t have time, I totally understand that. :)

    Oh our train is literally right over top of our house. LOL When people actually come on our property and see how CLOSE the train really is they are like OMG that is REALLY CLOSE. LOL

  42. amray2007 says:

    yea when I get time I can, yeah the train is annoying at night when you are sleeping, but you get use to it and then you dont, lol

  43. Belinda Irvin says:

    Thank you. I didn’t realize Unforgettable was a line in the Red Heart Yarn. I was thinking it was the color of the purple booties above.

  44. ann thompson says:

    Just love these booties. Had been looking for the pattern for a couple of years and was so glad to come across your pattern. When i watched the tutorial, and you showed at the heel to turn the corner in when fastening off, so there wouldn’t be a point i wasn’t happy doing that. I played around with the last couple of rows and came up with a way to make the heel rounded… On the rows if you have say 18 hdc i did 6 hdc, sl st in next 2 hdc, skip 2 hdc, sl st in next 2 hdc, end with 6 hdc. Chain 1, turn. 6 hdc, sl st in next hdc, skip 2 hdc, sl st in next hdc, end with 6 hdc. Fasten off and weave in ends.

  45. amray2007 says:

    ok well if anyone wants to use this way to do the heel, they can. I did change it some on the child and toddler size for the heel after my daughter complained.

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